St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 13, 1996

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500,000 Abused Gay Men Don't Have to Take It
IT APPEARS that the issue of same-sex marriage is going to be more far-reaching than simply John marrying Joe or Linda marrying Sally.Once these marriages are legal and accepted, then society will be confronted with problems such as spousal abuse.I quickly...
5-9 Dupay Leaves 43 Memories Behind
Guard Ted Dupay left a basketball calling card with Webster Groves at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout Wednesday night.By game's end, the 5-foot-9 junior had shot the Statesmen out of Kiel Center - and his way into Shootout history. Dupay scored a tourna...
A Bearish and Bullish Day for Rams Bruce Hits Mother Lode: A Trip to the Pro Bowl
Shy and unassuming off the field. A trash-talking tiger on the field.As the newest sports icon on the local scene, Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce has become a familiar and affectionate study for St. Louis fans.On Thursday, there was more reason for football...
Airlines Say They'll Install Fire Detectors near Cargo
Acting on lessons learned from the May 11 crash of ValuJet Flight 592, the airline industry joined with the White House Thursday in announcing that fire detectors will be installed in all airline cargo holds.The top officials of 15 airlines met with...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I had an unbelievable experience with my cat, Murphy. He was missing for a week, and I looked everywhere for him - inside and outside. Then one day, I opened a drawer to take out some sheets, and there he was! I couldn't believe it! He...
Area Pastors Rally Behind Bosley's Election Campaign
Dozens of the region's leading African-American pastors offered support and prayers for St. Louis Mayor Freeman R. Bosley Jr. on Thursday.They rallied around him at a two-hour lunch at the Salad Bowl restaurant in midtown. It was marked by hymn-singing...
Bach Society Presents Its Candlelit Christmas
CHRISTMAS begets a strange confusion of emotions, nostalgia and loathing, joy and light melancholy. The Bach Society's annual candlelight Christmas concert, at Powell Hall on Wednesday night, covered most of the available ground, both in terms of the...
Belleville's Mayor Announces Slate of Candidates for April
Belleville Mayor Roger C. Cook, head of the Belleville Progressive Party, announced his slate of candidates and party platform Thursday for the municipal election April 1.The announcement sets up what is expected to be a spirited battle between two full...
Bird Dogs and (Autograph) Hounds Prowl Shooutout
Each December, the Coca Cola/KMOX Shootout draws an eclectic crowd into basketball worship.There are screeching kids from the competing high schools, of course, and their pom pon-waving chaperones. There are also proud parents, booster club members,...
Blood Sample Videotape Shocks Simpson Trial Audience Microbiologist Blasts Procedure Technician Used for Collection
Videotape of a police technician haphazardly collecting blood samples drew gasps at O.J. Simpson's civil trial Thursday, narrated by a defense expert who said the DNA evidence was contaminated and worthless.John Gerdes, a microbiologist, conceded under...
Blues Blow Lead, Tie in Big D Natural Trick by Macinnis Wasted Effort
Under normal circumstances, earning five of six points on any three-game trip would be cause for celebration. Not so the embattled Blues.Team Turmoil spoiled its three-game trip by blowing a 4-0 lead and later a 5-4 lead in a 5-5 tie with the Dallas...
Briefs
MISSOURISEWER DISTRICTStorm Water Regulations Are Defeated The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District defeated on Thursday proposed storm water control regulations designed to reduce runoff and flooding from new developments. The proposal needed four...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONClinton Pushes Anti-Drug Plan For Prison President Bill Clinton directed the states on Thursday to make staying drug free a condition for getting out of jail or remaining free on parole. "There is a huge connection between crime and prison...
Briefs
ILLINOISST. CLAIR COUNTYVote Check Upholds Luechtefeld Victory Republican State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld's razor-thin victory last month over Democratic challenger Barb Brown appeared to hold up Thursday as St. Clair County officials re-examined election...
Briefs
MISSOURITERM LIMITFuture Candidate Challenges Law A voter-approved law requiring opponents of congressional term limits to be specially labeled on Missouri ballots is unconstitutional, a former state legislator alleged in a suit Thursday in Kansas City....
Busch Face Lift Goes on Manual Scoreboard, New Grass in Plans
The Cardinals, who enacted a plethora of changes at Busch Stadium last offseason, announced more variations Thursday.There will be a new hand-operated scoreboard in the upper deck in center field, chronicling not only the Cardinals' game but those in...
Business Travel Prices to Rise
Business travelers, fasten your seat belts.Soaring air fares and rising hotel and rental-car rates will boost the cost of the typical trip by between 6 and 7 percent next year, American Express Corp. said Thursday.That increase - more than double the...
Candlepower Christians Display Menorahs after Attack on Jewish Home
Hanukkah candles are flickering alongside Santa's reindeer, wreaths and Nativity scenes in some windows of this Philadelphia suburb, in what neighbors call a show of force against hate.Early Sunday morning, after the third night of Hanukkah, someone...
Carlyle Cuts Short Late Rush Illinois Champ Beats Jackson, Mol., 57-51
Jackson High sophomore Jaime Heitz nailed four 3-pointers in the final 1 minute 3 seconds of Thursday's game. But it was too little too late as Illinois Class A defending champ Carlyle held on for a 57-51 victory at the 16th Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout.The...
Carlyle Fends off Late Jackson Rush
Jackson High sophomore Jaime Heitz nailed four 3-pointers in the final 1 minute 3 seconds of Thursday's game. But it was too little too late as Illinois Class A defending champ Carlyle held on for a 57-51 victory at the 16th Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout.The...
Chicago Brawl Has a Price
Football players often talk about paying the price. But this probably isn't what the Rams offensive line had in mind.Several weeks ago, after quarterback Tony Banks took a cheap shot from an opposing player, the team's 10 offensive linemen got together...
Church Notes
Christmas Pageant"Celebrate the Son," a Christmas pageant with a living nativity, petting zoo, music, 12-foot characters, an international bazaar and refreshments, is planned for 7 to 9 o'clock tonight through Sunday at Calvary Church, 3998 Mid Rivers...
Clinton Pledges Care for Poor in Budget -
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON pledged Thursday to be "exceedingly sensitive" to federal aid for the poor in his next budget. But he also warned of possible reductions for the sake of a healthy economy.Responding to critics who say his budget writers are considering...
Commercial Zoning, Annexation Bid Mixed
St. Charles County officials agree there should be commercial zoning along the proposed path of Page Avenue. And there are efforts to make county zoning classifications compatible with municipal land-use plans.But these accommodations are not coming...
Condors Once More Soar over Arizona's Red Cliffs
For the first time in 72 years, the largest and rarest bird in North America took flight over Arizona's red cliffs and canyons Thursday in an effort by scientists to bring California condors back from the brink.For thousands of years, condors flew over...
Congress Needs a Better Way to Budget
Democrats and Republicans are pledging bipartisancooperation in fashioning this year's federal budget. We should begin by abandoning the outmoded and disorderly annual budget and appropriation process and move to biennial budgeting and appropriating...
Convict Hopes Truth Will Ease Memories
Not a day went by for the last 35 years that George Morgan didn't think about the death of his 4-year-old half-sister, Michele, who Morgan says was stomped on and mortally injured by her stepmother at their home near Mascoutah, Ill."It seems like inside,...
Convict's Charges May Ease Painful Memories, He Says
Not a day went by for the last 35 years that George Morgan didn't think about the death of his 4-year-old half-sister, Michele, who Morgan says was stomped on and mortally injured by her stepmother at their home near Mascoutah, Ill."It seems like inside,...
Desmet Can't Cash Late Bank Shot
DeSmet High center Matt Baniak had tried the shot many times.With 3.2 seconds remaining and DeSmet trailing East Peoria 44-43, he pivoted from left baseline to right baseline, ladled a shot underneath the basket and banked it off the reverse side of...
Despite Heavy Criticism, TV Industry Says It Won't Change Plan for Ratings
The television industry and its critics declared war Thursday over a ratings system that will soon describe how appropriate particular shows are for children.Jack Valenti, godfather of the movie industry's ratings and chairman of the television ratings...
Determined Rams Can't Pull Ace out of Hat
The Riverview Gardens boys basketball team tried to do something that only three local teams were able to do in the 16th annual Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout at the Kiel Center - win.The Rams failed but not without a team effort as they lost to Wichita Ea...
Diary Records How Nazi Saved Chinese in `Rape of Nanking'
A Nazi loyalist has emerged as an unlikely hero of the "Rape of Nanking" in 1937-38, describing in a newly discovered diary how he saved thousands of Chinese from Japanese invaders.John Rabe, a German businessman living at the time in China, recorded...
Does Mexican Reform Have a Ghost of a Chance?
Given the bizarre, unpredictable world of Mexican politics, it wasn't all that surprising that a corpse drove the final nail into the coffin of Attorney General Antonio Lozano Garcia's career. Recently, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo dismissed Mr....
Down 1-5, Cougars Eager to Rebound
The Cougars of Lutheran High of St. Charles County are 1-5. But coach Gordon Bredow isn't about to panic."We're playing hard and we're playing well," the coach said. "Our early-season schedule's always pretty tough and we've come up short in some close...
Equity Fund Puts Its Eggs in Fewer Baskets Than Most
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett puts his money in a handful of companies he believes will flourish for many years to come.This investment style of putting all your eggs in a few baskets, then watching those baskets carefully, has enabled Buffett...
Eureka Proposal for Mall Is Dead Developers to Seek Other Site in Area
The developer of a proposed outlet mall across Interstate 44 from the Six Flags amusement park declared Thursday night that the plan was dead.Eureka's city manager and its Tax Increment Financing Commission weighed in against the "St. Louis MegaMall"...
Fewer Youths under 15 Arrested for Violent Crime, Reno Reports
The nation's juvenile crime rate declined last year primarily because fewer people younger than 15 were arrested for violent crimes, Attorney General Janet Reno said Thursday.Overall, violent crime in 1995 fell by 4 percent for people younger than 17,...
Filing Opens Tuesday for April 1 Candidates
Tuesday is the opening date for candidates to file for a variety of positions in municipalities, school districts, ambulance and fire protection districts and other political subdivisions in the election April 1.Municipal elections in St. Charles County...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Three generating units have been running. Stripers: Spotty on crank baits evenings from the east end of the north levee. Some anglers are catching bluegill along the levee. Bass fishing has been fair for the few anglers out in boats.Bull...
Florida Opens Wallet Once More, Acquires Alou
Florida added another free agent in its spending spree, with outfielder Moises Alou agreeing today to a $25 million, five-year contract.Alou was among the 12 players who became free agents last weekend when owners agreed to restore service time during...
Flour and Sugar Widows in Small Town in Ohio Benefit from Century- Old Legacy of Ex-Slave
For years, Yellow Springs has been keeping a list and checking it twice. But it's the widows, not the kids, who get the Christmas gift.Every year this season, every widow in town gets a free 10 pounds of flour and 10 pounds of sugar, part of a century-old...
For Mayor, Other Executives, Cell Phone Used Heavily
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. says he returns all of his City Hall phone calls with his cellular phones, which is why his cellular phone bill averages $441 a month.Bosley said Thursday he is unsure when he makes the calls whether they are personal or business-related."I...
Gambling Revenue Suffering Shortfall Missouri's Share Is Short of Forecasts
Tax revenue from Missouri casinos is likely to fall short of forecasts for the current fiscal year, according to an industry report. The state's share of the pie is estimated at $137.2 million, nearly 14 percent less than projected.Part of the reason...
Girls out for More `Taste of Success'
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County girls basketball team finished 16-8 overall and tied with Silex at 5-1 atop the Great Overland Trails Conference a year ago.But after winning a district title the year before, last season ended on a down note for...
Golden Rule TV to Tiffany's, 24k Is 24k
A home shopping channel sells a 14-karat gold necklace for $400. Tiffany's sells an 18 karat gold choker for nearly $40,000.Is Tiffany's gold better than the kind you can buy from QVC, or Home Shopping Network, or Service Merchandise? Is that why it's...
Gop Woes Extend beyond Dole
Republicans want to evade what went wrong this year by blaming Bob Dole. But if the rest of the party were in such grand shape, Republicans would not be as cautious in their approach to the next Congress. Like Dole, they aren't sure what to say.And they...
Gospel Strikes Chord in Warm, Fuzzy Flick
"Rating: PG (one scene in which shots are fired but no one gets hurt). Running time: 2:04.***'THE Preacher's Wife" is ruined by its own good intentions. Director Penny Marshall ("Big," "A League of Their Own") set out to make a feel-good, crowd-pleasing...
Grant to Democratic Fund-Raiser's Firm under Scrutiny
The Commerce Department awarded a $3.2 million grant to a Democratic fund-raiser's company after rejecting another firm that had placed first in the bidding, government documents indicate.The grant, from the Commerce Department to run a minority business...
`Green Flare' Seen near Area of Crash Officials in Twa Inquiry Investigating Report
A Saudi Arabian Airlines pilot flying in the area where TWA Flight 800 exploded reported seeing "a green flare" in the sky early Thursday. Authorities could not immediately identify the light.Bob Ropelewski, a spokesman for the FAA, said, "There was...
Hiring of Armed Police for High Schools Issue of Safety, Board Insists
Police officers proposed for both Fort Zumwalt School District high schools would be under the guidance of the school's principals, board President Doyle Stokes said."They will not be there to harass in any way or to interfere with the students," Stokes...
Hospital and Community Pitch in to Save Baby Found in Trash Bin
Inside the isolation room at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, only a ventilator's gentle hiss broke the silence.A monitor overhead tracked each breath Thursday with a chart and digital readout - 60 per minute. Another monitor marked each beat of...
Ice Skating Books Make Points with Hot Trend
PEOPLE who do not number themselves among the ever-increasing legions of figure skating fans may have been surprised recently to see "My Sergei: A Love Story" by Ekaterina Gordeeva and E.M. Swift (Warner Books, $18.95, 292 pages) at the top of national...
In College, Money Wins, Athletes Lose
"I think at some point you have to ask a little bit about what's good for the players."- Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne.Osborne is worried about the players? When there's so much money to be made by coaches, schools, conferences, television networks,...
Insurance Apostles Pitch Theme
The army of 40,000 Primerica insurance agents occupying downtown St. Louis this week are apostles of an odd-duck giant of an insurance company.Primerica is the Amway of the insurance business.It employs an army of 100,000 agents, the vast majority part-time...
Is a Big Mac a Harbinger of Peace?
So I've had this thesis for a long time and came here to Hamburger University at McDonald's headquarters to finally test it out. The thesis is this: No two countries that both have a McDonald's have ever fought a war against each other.The McDonald's...
Jury Convicts 15 `Common Law' Advocates
As many spectators in a Troy, Mo., courtroom wiped away tears, a jury recommended Thursday night that 13 "common law" courts advocates spend two years in prison for filing a bogus lien against a judge so he would drop a speeding case.The jury suggested...
Keeping Mum on Drugs Is No Favor to Friends
Dear Abby: I have just returned from burying my firstborn cherished child, who died from a drug overdose. The "Just Say No" campaign has been a great failure in our country. Perhaps a better theme would be, "Tell someone if you suspect that a friend...
Lee Finally Shows Expected Punch
The word from his teammates at the start of the season was that junior Tyron Lee, the University of Missouri's junior college transfer, was a wonder to watch on the court. His slick offense and sticky defense were the rave of his peers.But as the season...
Lice Get a Head Start on the Holidays
They're back: those creepy, crawly, sesame seed-size lice.They have arrived in public and private schools and area homes just in time for the holidays.Temple Israel's Deutsch Early Childhood Center in Creve Coeur sent five children home Wednesday because...
Like It or Not, Downtown Defines Our Region
DOWNTOWN was a different place when I joined the staff of this newspaper 16 years ago.The streets were bustling. Hungry diners waited in lines to get tables at the Sommer House restaurant across the street. The Sverdrup Corp. down the street was a flurry...
Little Shelbyville Has No Trouble Disposing of Big Francis Howell
Shelbyville High played a scene straight out of the movie "Hoosiers" last December when the Rams sneaked into Kiel Center and stunned heavily favored Booker T. Washington from Tulsa.Culled from a campus of 390 students, the Rams returned for a second...
Local Teams Feel Left out in Cold at Kiel Center
A cold front swept through Kiel Center during the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout as St. Louis-area boys teams struggled with every shot imaginable at the two-day event.Apparently the 90-minute practice sessions each team had at Kiel last Sunday failed to help...
Manual Labor Does in Oak Hill Warriors Cut Down to Size as Rams Pad Streak to 34
Oak Hill Academy's traveling band of high school all-stars arrived at Kiel Center with everything necessary to put a scare into an opponent.The Warriors, from Mouth of Wilson, Va., strolled onto the court for warm-ups at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout on...
Maplewood Schools Face Cuts Layoffs and Lower Pay Are Likely
Maplewood-Richmond Heights school officials may have to make drastic cuts in staff and programs to offset a $1.2 million shortfall this school year, Superintendent Jerry Elliott told about 150 employees Thursday.Elliott said he was unsure how many employees...
May Michelle Morgan Finally Rest in Peace
If Michele Leann Morgan were alive today, she'd be 39 years old, a point when many people begin to take stock and to reflect on the life that has been lived. Instead, last week as law officials exhumed her body and a pathologist examined the remains,...
Military Can Still Be More Efficient
Depending on how one counts, the Republican Congress saved the American taxpayer $30 billion to $53 billion over the past two years. But at apparent cross-purposes with its emphasis on frugality, it added about $17 billion to the president's requests...
Missile Tests Fail to Aid Air Inquiry Little Revealed in Check of Flight 800 Theory
Investigators looking into the crash of TWA Flight 800 in July have fired missiles at targets at a top-secret military base in California over the past several weeks, sources say, but so far the tests have lent no credibility to the theory that a missile...
Money Notes
Mortgage Rates Break A Seven-Week SlideInterest rates on home mortgages rose this week on concern over stronger inflation, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Thursday.The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 7.57 percent in the...
More Thoughts about Those Mooching Rides
Dear Ann Landers: "Steamed in Seattle" needs a reality check. She thought it was tacky that her sister asked for gas money even though her sister drove her everywhere. Those occasional restaurant meals and spontaneous gifts to her sister will not offset...
Morning Briefing
Ovitz Joins String Of Execs Leaving Walt Disney Co.Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz is leaving as Walt Disney Co.'s No. 2 executive after trying for a year to share power with Michael Eisner at the entertainment giant.Ovitz is the latest top Disney...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We all know how much JOHN MADDEN loves his telestrator, but the Fox-TV football analyst took special delight in diagramming the action as police wove their way through rocky terrain on a butte just west of Sun Devil Stadium, where the Cardinals were...
Mountain Lion Makes Visit to Springfield, Mo., Area
When Karen Thorpe looks out her living room window on the eastern edge of Springfield, she's used to seeing as many as 18 deer grazing in the clearing behind her house.The gathering is becoming an attraction to the neighborhood. Some residents put out...
Nervous Nellies Investors Bail out as Market Takes 99-Point Tumble
Stock prices were pounded Thursday in the biggest one-day drop for blue-chips since a July rout. Nervous investors opted to book profits even after fresh indications that the economy is growing moderately and inflation is in check.The Dow Jones industrial...
New Meterologist Given 10 P.M. Slot at Channel 5
METEOROLOGIST Paul Goodloe went on the air at Channel 5 on Monday, taking over at 10 p.m. from John Fuller.Goodloe, 28, comes from KRIV in Houston. Although he graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, he grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., which...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Saturday The New Melle Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. at the Village Office, New Melle Community Club, Highway Z, New Melle. Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln...
Obituaries
Ethel L. MuddEthel L. Mudd, 96, of St. Peters, died Wednesday (Dec. 11, 1996) at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.Mrs Mudd was a former bookkeeper for a hardware company in St. Louis.A memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic...
O'fallon Wonderland Celebrates the Season in Colorful Fashion
Swirls of fallen leaves rose up with the warm breezes. Thousands of strands of sparkling red, green, white and blue lights laced the trees and looped in thick, twinkling canopies over the pathway.The city of O'Fallon created a true winter wonderland...
Officials Search in Wisconsin for Fugitive Man Fled Drug Trial in Madison County
Federal authorities are looking toward Milwaukee to pick up the trail of a man who fled from Madison County last week in the middle of his drug trial.Ronald E. Goforth, called the biggest cocaine dealer in Granite City, drove to Milwaukee in a minivan...
Oulson's Union Victory at Mac a Mixed Bag
Gerald Oulson is still in charge. Bill Brock is back. And Gordon King, whose complaints led to a new election at International Association of Machinists District 837, is part of the power structure he attacked.The results of Wednesday's voting suggest...
Overhaul Air Security Plan, FAA Group Recommends
A Federal Aviation Administration advisory group called Thursday for a total overhaul of the aviation security system, including the use of expensive bomb-detection equipment and secret profiles to select passengers and bags for thorough searches.The...
Ozzie and Harriet May Have Had It Right, after All
A MAN recently sent me a letter that was prompted, he said, by a recent column about a man searching for the son he had given up years ago."I, too, gave up children," he wrote.With him, it had been a cyclical thing. His own father had walked out one...
Pension at Twa Worst Funded U.S. Funding Gap Nearly Doubles
A company that guarantees the retirement benefits of Trans World Airlines workers has the nation's most underfunded pension plan, a government agency says.The company is Starfire Holding Corp., controlled by former TWA owner Carl Icahn. In 1992, when...
People
Mob moll JUDITH CAMPBELL EXNER is dying at age 62 of cancer and has issued what amounts to a deathbed confession: In 1962, she says, she aborted the child of President JOHN F. KENNEDY. In Vanity Fair and on "20/20," Exner also says that:* At Kennedy's...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis: Kenneth Betts, 21, of St. Charles, was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in prison for robbing two banks this year. Betts...
Police Nab Man after 3-Hour Car Chase He Tried to Assault FBI Agent, Police Said
A 37-year-old man tried to assault an FBI agent Thursday and led a 3-hour, sometimes low-speed police chase throughout St. Charles and St. Louis counties and St. Louis city, authorities said.Police caught the man, Mark Coleman, after he crashed into...
Police Turn Up the Heat in Arson Case
Centreville's police chief said Thursday that his department was working hard to determine who was responsible for six suspicious fires at vacant homes in the city in the last two days.Chief Curtis McCall said he was working closely with investigators...
Primitive Species Resided on Java, Researchers Say
Beetle-browed, humanlike creatures may have been neighbors with anatomically modern humans in Java as recently as 27,000 years ago, researchers say. Their study suggests the primitive species lived on the Pacific island almost a million years after it...
Rammed: Vikes Outshot in Shootout Illinois Champ, Cold Night Put Howell on Ice
Big-game jitters in front of a large crowd. Tight rims in an unfamiliar setting. A quality opponent.A lot of things worked against the Francis Howell High boys basketball team in its first appearance at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout Wednesday.The 16th-annual...
Rams Receiver Wright Retires after Second Back Surgery
St. Louisans will see no more of Alexander Wright on the football field. But the Wright Crusade?"You just never know," Wright said with a smile.In announcing his retirement as a football player Thursday, Wright says he plans to become heavily involved...
Rebels Scatter Rwandan Refugees Militants in Tanzania Fear Reprisals by Tutsis
Hutu militants forced hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees to abandon U.N. camps in northwestern Tanzania on Thursday and hide in the nearby forests to avoid going home.Tanzania, which borders Rwanda to the east and south, holds the largest remaining...
Reduction Surgery an Option in Teen Gynecomastia
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please discuss enlarged male breasts. Our teen-age son is concerned. The pediatrician says surgery is the answer. Is that common? Wouldn't development of the chest and shoulders lessen the impact of the breasts' appearance?Male breast...
Reno to Keep Post, Aides Say Other Appointments May Be Made Today
President Bill Clinton wants the independent-minded Attorney General Janet Reno to stay on in his Cabinet, presidential aides said Thursday.While the president worked to fill vacancies in his Cabinet and economic team, two senior White House officials...
Rep. Gephardt Still Generates Dollars for Democrats
Anyone who doubts the national fund-raising power of House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, might consider a dinner at which he appeared in Las Vegas one month before the election.The $1,500-a-plate affair raked in more than $48,000...
Riverview Fails to Buck Trend
The Riverview Gardens boys basketball team tried to do something that only two other local teams were able to do in the 16th annual Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout at the Kiel Center - win.The Rams failed but not without a team effort as they lost to Wichita...
Run of Market Bulls No Fun on 1040 Bills
Timing is everything, especially in investing and taxes.Fortunately, there's still time this year to ease your 1996 tax bite.The record-breaking run of the stock market makes it important to carefully examine your current equity holdings. But pay close...
Safe Harbor Story, Done Up Punchy
"JERRY MAGUIRE"Rating: R, language, sexual situations. Running time: 2:15.**** A SPORTS agent is not the first person you think of when contemplating the topic of spiritual redemption, even in the context of a romantic comedy. But there's a lot that's...
Season's Best Furnace Company Owner, Others Come to Aid of Family in Need
The warm-hearted owner of a furnace company has ensured a warm house for a family in Moline Acres.The owner is Mike Hopen of Missouri Furnace Co. in Bridgeton. Early Wednesday, he saw a report on KTVI (Channel 2) on the plight of Cynthia Allen and her...
Sergeant Guilty of Abusing Women He Admits to Charges in Fort Wood Scandal
An Army staff sergeant pleaded guilty Thursday to abusing female recruits, including fondling one woman, checking others for bras and putting his hands around the necks of others.Staff Sgt. Anthony S. Fore, 36, of Detroit, pleaded guilty at a court-...
Social Security as Social Contract
The drive to privatize Social Security apparently has been slowed by irreconcilable divisions within the Advisory Council on Social Security, a 13-member panel appointed in 1994 by Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala. That's good.One...
Space Craft Smithsonian to Exhibit Props, Costumes, Art of `Star Wars'
The X-wing fighter piloted by Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars" isn't as historically significant - or flight-worthy - as the Apollo 11 space capsule in the Smithsonian's most popular museum. But curators say it has earned its space by sparking Americans'...